About this Event

This course qualifies people as Youth Mental Health First Aiders.

It’s ideal for designated staff at every level who would like to become Youth Mental Health First Aiders with skills to spot signs of a range of mental health issues in young people (aged 16-25) and guide a young person to appropriate support.

Community Southwark have commissioned Mental Health First Aid England to deliver a programme of Mental Health First Aid training aimed at those working with Children and Young People (open to those working with adults and families as well but priority will be given to organisations working with CYP)

The course is run over four 2.5-hour long sessions:

Session 1: Monday 19 April, 2 – 4.30pm

Session 2:  Wednesday 21 April, 2 – 4.30pm

Session 3:  Monday 26 April, 2 – 4.30pm

Session 4:  Wednesday 28 April, 2 – 4.30pm

Please note bookings will close 2 weeks before the first date to allow time for the trainer to post a hard copy work manual to all participants.


At the end of the course, you will be able to:

Understand young people’s mental health and the factors that can affect their wellbeing

Equip learners with the knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS or a mix - or engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate

Use enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

Spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

Feel confident to step in, reassure and support a young person in distress.

For the full course content please download the course information pack

 *** PLEASE NOTE: Pre-work will be sent electronically to all participants prior to the event ***

Who should attend? 

This training is aimed at organisations and individuals working with young people

Please note this session is limited to two participants per organisation, per course.



Community Southwark members: free (with proof of membership)

Non-members: £25

To find out if you're eligible for membership and the process for becoming a member (it's free and doesn't take long), please click here.


**This training is being brought to you in conjunction with South East London CCG, funded through the Health Education England (HEE) funding for CYP Workforce.


This is an online training on zoom.

Note: a zoom link will be emailed to you separately – please check your junk mail 


Training Provider 

Mental Health First Aid England https://mhfaengland.org/

**PLEASE NOTE: hard copy manuals including exercises are posted out to participants, therefore, MHFA England require all participants to register via their admin system with the address you want manuals posted to. As post is slow at the moment they ask for these 2 weeks prior to the event.

Late booking will receive these in the post after the event ans they will be sent electronically if possible (they are quite large).

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